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Jason Witten's Jersey Goes Up In Pro Football Hall of Fame

Witten broke the record for most catches by a tight end in a single season in 2012



    In the week 16 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints, Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten caught a five-yard pass from Tony Romo. It would have been an insignificant catch, except it was Witten’s 103rd grab of the season, breaking the record set by Tony Gonzalez to become the NFL’s all-time single-season receptions leader for tight ends.

    As such, the catch was so significant that the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio requested--and got--Witten’s jersey from that game. Now, the jersey is set to be put on display.

    It’s not the only part of the new mini-Witten exhibit. The Hall has also put on display Witten’s gloves and a ball from the week 8 loss to the New York Giants, in which Witten shattered by Kellen Winslow’s record for catches in a single game by a tight end with 18. The legendary Winslow set the mark with 15.

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